Denver-- DiNK this weekend!



If you're in Colorado, head over to Denver this weekend (March 25-26) for DiNK at the Sherman Street Event Center (1770 Sherman St.)!

I'll be there hawking books at my table, and will also be on a Historical Comics panel Friday at 5:45pm alongside Box Brown, Joel Gill, Ben Towle, and moderator Damian Burford

Be sure to get books from my comics buds Katie Skelly, Ed Piskor, Julia Wertz, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Joshua W. Cotter, and tons more-- the complete guest list is here.

Also, special book pricing for DiNK: ALL books are $15 or less, regardless of cover price!

See you there!



MARCH in new Top Shelf e-book HUMBLE BUNDLE!



March: Book One is currently part of an exciting pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle package, alongside other Top Shelf books (Ed Piskor's Wizzywig, Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell's From Hell and From Hell Companion, and Alex Robinson's Too Cool To Be Forgotten) and work by George R.R. Martin, Terry Goodkind, Cory Doctorow, and Neil Gaiman.

The Humble Bundle is awesome, all around: pay as much (or as little) as you'd like for tons of digital book releases, with bonus books added if you pay more than the average price paid (which is still under $10 total!). A portion of the sales go to benefit two great organizations: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Doctors Without Borders.

The Humble Bundle package will only be around until June 11th, so please scoop these books up while you can! Thanks.

MARCH nominated for 3 Eisner Awards!



I'm honored to find that March: Book One, my collaboration with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, has been nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Reality-Based Work, Best Publication For Teens, and Best Penciller/Inker!

This year's list has a really solid line-up of nominees-- congratulations to all my other comics homies including Cecil Castellucci, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Jeffrey Brown, Ed Piskor, Zander Cannon, Faith Erin Hicks, Luke Pearson, Gene Yang, Paul Pope, Sheila Keenan, Nathan Fox, Ben Katchor, Jeff Smith, Judith Vanistendael, and lots more! The winners will be announced at a ceremony this July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The complete list can be viewed here.
Judith Vanistendael

My favorite comics and albums of 2013.

Because I can't help but to make unnecessary lists all the time, here are my favorite albums and comics of 2013. There are plenty of comics and music I haven't gotten the chance to experience, so this list is shaped and impaired by not having much spare time.

ALBUMS:


1. HAIM-- Days Are Gone (Columbia/Polydor)



2. LORD DOG BIRD-- The Trinity Knot (Moon Glyph)


3. DAFT PUNK-- Random Access Memories (Columbia/Daft Life)





6. LORDE-- Pure Heroine (Universal)



7. CHVRCHES-- The Bones Of What You Believe (Virgin/ Goodbye)






COMICS:

 
1. Demeter by Becky Cloonan (self-published)


2. Hawkeye: Little Hits by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)


3. New School by Dash Shaw (Fantagraphics)


4. Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly (self-published/Adhouse in 2014)


5. Prophet: Brothers by Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Giannis Milonogiannis,
and Farel Dalrymple  (Image)


6. Susceptible by Genevieve Castree (Drawn and Quarterly)


7. My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt (Drawn and Quarterly)


8. A Matter Of Life by Jeffrey Brown (Top Shelf)


9. Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)


10. Delusional by Farel Dalrymple (Adhouse)

Etsy store updated-- new original artwork for sale!



I've added five new originals to my Etsy store: illustrations from the Iron Tongue album just released on Neurot Recordings, the bookplate illustration from Lil Bub's Lil Book, a page from Ghostface Killah's comic Twelve Reasons To Die #2, and my Salt-N-Pepa pinup from Ed Piskor's great Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1. 

Check out original artwork here!


Small Press Expo this weekend!

If you're in the DC/Maryland area, come to America's best comics show this weekend-- the Small Press Expo (Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda MD)!

 I'll be selling books, limited edition prints, and original artwork at Table F1, and will also be signing March alongside my collaborators John Lewis & Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf's table (W64-67) on Saturday. Here's my schedule:

SATURDAY 9/14:

11 am- noon: signing w/ John Lewis & Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf booth
1-2 pm: March panel/interview w/ JL & AA, moderated by Alex Dueben
2-4 pm: signing w/ John Lewis & Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf booth
** all other times, I'll be at Table F1.

SUNDAY 9/15:

12-6 pm: slangin books at Table F1.



While you're there, be sure to check out the talents of Farel Dalrymple, Dash Shaw, Katie Skelly, Ed Piskor, Tom Neely, Jim Rugg, Lisa Hanawalt, Alec Longstreth, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Frank Santoro, Jeff Smith, Jess Fink, Noah Van Sciver, Roby Newton, Scott Campbell, Tom Hart, and many more amazing creators!

The full list of creators/exhibitors is here.

See you then!

Salt-N-Pepa pinup for HIP HOP FAMILY TREE book!

Here's a pinup I did of Salt-N-Pepa for Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree book (collecting the amazing series featured on BoingBoing), which should be out later this year from Fantagraphics! I'm really excited to see the whole book come together.


I should note that Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" was the first song that my band Soophie Nun Squad ever covered, starting in early 1994. Here's a version from our first full-length.